Ottawa’s Apartments, 1945


Apartment, Centretown, Development, Downtown, Lowertown, New Edinburgh, Ottawa, Rockcliffe Park, Sandy Hill, The Glebe / Friday, March 18th, 2016
The Queen Elizabeth Apartments (201 Metcalfe, at Lisgar) was constructed in 1939 for local dairyman Isidore Stone. Image: March 13, 2016.
The Queen Elizabeth Apartments (201 Metcalfe, at Lisgar) was constructed in 1939 for local dairyman Isidore Stone. Image: March 13, 2016.

If you’ve run into me lately, you were doubtlessly entreated to some words about apartment buildings in Ottawa. I can’t help it, the topic has been rolling around in my mind for a decade or so.

In any event, thanks to some time at the Westboro Brainery and the Underhill Colloquium, I’ve dedicated a little more time to these buildings. This has included trips to the Land Registry Office, City of Ottawa Archives, and, of course, my beloved Ottawa Room. This is to say nothing of the regular walks I’m always on.

Sometimes being focused on individual buildings is a a whole lot of fun: it’s the approach that I’ve been taking to the topic from the beginning. Collecting some data is probably important too, however. While I’m interested in apartment buildings in general, I’ve been focusing lately on the Depression and the general lay of the land up to the end of the Second World War.

To this end, I’ve transcribed the name and address of each apartment building listed in the 1945 edition of Might’s Ottawa City Directory. I’ve also assigned them to a neighbourhood or area category. There are doubtlessly some inaccuracies and typos in there now, but I’ll make sure to take care of them as time goes on.

Eventually, I’ll also add more information, such as the number of units, construction (or conversion) date, any other names it may have, whether it’s still standing or still and apartment, and more specific neighbourhood identifiers. My sense is that most of the buildings in the list are actually quite small and many are actually conversions of larger homes. I’ve not really looked into it enough yet, but it seems to be the case the the majority aren’t what we tend to envision: something along the lines of a 6+ unit purpose-built apartment. This isn’t to say that those weren’t common in 1945: far from it.

For now, I’ve placed them with the following (admittedly broad) neighbourhoods:

  1. Centretown1Defined by Gloucester (N), Bronson (W), Rideau Canal (E), Queensway (S). I plan to later break it down into Centretown “proper”, Golden Triangle, and the eastern portion of Chinatown.
  2. Downtown2Defined by the Ottawa River (N), Bronson (W), Rideau Canal (E), and Laurier (S). This can be broken down to some degree into portions, such as the old Upper Town and Midtown. “Downtown” has been subject to much shifting over the years.
  3. Sandy Hill3Defined by the south side of Rideau (N), Rideau Canal (W), Rideau River (E), and Mann Avenue (S). This will be further divided into Sandy Hill North, Sandy Hill South, and the University of Ottawa.
  4. Lowertown4Defined by Ottawa River (N), Rideau Canal/Entry Bay (W), Rideau River (E), north side of Rideau street (S). This will be further divided into The Byward Market, Lowertown West, Lowertown East, and Macdonald Gardens.
  5. The Glebe5Defined by Queensway (N), Dow’s Lake (W), Rideau Canal (E & S). This will be further divided into The Glebe and the Glebe Annex (much to my chagrin that west of Bronson didn’t get to create/retain its own identity).
  6. Ottawa South6Defined by the Rideau Canal (N), Bronson (W), Avenue Road (E), and the Rideau River (S).
  7. Ottawa East7Defined by Mann Avenue (N), Rideau Canal (W), Rideau River (E), and Avenue Road/Rideau River (S).
  8. Eastview (Vanier)8Defined by the borders of the former City of Vanier.
  9. Dalhousie9This one’s defined a little fuzzier, but it’s roughly in line with the Dalhousie Community Association. Roughly, Ottawa River (N), O-Train Tracks (W), Bronson (E), and Carling (W). I intend to further divide into something along the lines of LeBreton Flats, Little Italy, Nanny Goat Hill, Chinatown, and Mount Sherwood. This will likely change when it happens though.
  10. Hintonburg10Defined by Ottawa River (N), Holland Avenue (W), O-Train Tracks (E), and the Queensway (S). This will be further divided into Hintonburg and Mechanicsville.
  11. Wellington West11Defined as by Ottawa River (N), Island Park Drive (W), Holland Avenue (E), and the Queensway (S). This one’s also somewhat fuzzy, it did not experience much apartment construction until after the Second World War, so refinements will come later.
  12. New Edinburgh12Defined by the Ottawa River (N), Rideau River (W), Lisgar Road/Maple/Acacia (E), and the north side of Beechwood Avenue (S).
  13. Rockcliffe Park13Defined by the borders of the former Village of Rockcliffe Park.

I plowed the data into an Excel spreadsheet and have them displayed here using the TablePress plugin so you can search and sort if you’re feeling like that’s something fun to do.

If you’re keen for some basic numbers, there were 685 apartments listed in the directory, with 593 of them being named. There were 256 in Centretown, 121 in Sandy Hill, 83 in Lowertown, 68 Downtown, 56 in Dalhousie, 51 in The Glebe, 15 in Hintonburg, 11 in New Edinburgh, 10 in Ottawa South, 7 in Ottawa East, 5 in Eastview, 1 in Rockcliffe Park, and 1 in Wellington West. Here’s a pie chart.

I like pie and it seems to be the case that, for once, a pie chart is appropriate. Centretown had 37% of the city's apartments in 1945.
I like pie and it seems to be the case that, for once, a pie chart is appropriate. Centretown had 37% of the city’s apartments in 1945.
NameNumberStreetNeighbourhood
Acadia229WaverleyCentretown
Acon60StewartSandy Hill
Addison2The DrivewayCentretown
Afton165FlorenceCentretown
Ahearn64ArthurDalhousie
Ajax331MacLarenCentretown
Albany340Somerset WCentretown
Alden207-211O'ConnorCentretown
Aletea422QueenDowntown
Alhambra143QueenDowntown
Allencourt139GloucesterCentretown
Allison126Somerset WCentretown
Almonte31FlorenceCentretown
Altro375McKayNew Edinburgh
Ambassador Court612BankGlebe
Amberleigh70College AvSandy Hill
Amherst458Laurier WDowntown
Andrew50MacLarenCentretown
Anna315WilbrodSandy Hill
Antrim181WallerSandy Hill
Appin243McLeodCentretown
Apsley Hall188MetcalfeCentretown
Arcadian137BayDowntown
Archambault73ClarenceLowertown
Argyle37ArgyleCentretown
Argyle467Laurier WDowntown
Arlington15ArlingtonCentretown
Armerest Court135A-135BBayDowntown
Armstrong149Laurier WDowntown
Arrondale584ChapelSandy Hill
Arthur83ArthurDalhousie
Ashburnham Court11PrimroseDalhousie
Ashton18Somerset WCentretown
Astor248ElginCentretown
Athlone225MacLarenCentretown
Attleborough258Laurier WDowntown
Auger55BradleyEastview
Auger15-17MarierEastview
Aurora794½Somerset WDalhousie
Avenue127SecondGlebe
Avilla334BessererSandy Hill
Badall138SecondGlebe
Balfour Court254CooperCentretown
Ballyshannon343½LisgarCentretown
Bancroft38½ThirdGlebe
Bay Street135BayDowntown
Beaconsfield Place240GilmourCentretown
Beaudet83QueenDowntown
Beechwood70BeechwoodEastview
Belgrave Terrace322FrankCentretown
Bell765BankGlebe
Belle152OsgoodeSandy Hill
Bellevue530King EdwardSandy Hill
Belmont174ClarenceLowertown
Belmont385WaverleyCentretown
Belvedere154DalySandy Hill
Benmore325CooperCentretown
Berkley261Laurier ESandy Hill
Bernice131-133ChapelLowertown
Bessborough215GladstoneCentretown
Bethany1188GladstoneHintonburg
Beverley346Somerset WCentretown
Biltmore215PercyCentretown
Binrock1FloraCentretown
Blackburn92-94-96-98BlackburnSandy Hill
Blackburn223Somerset WCentretown
Bon Accord235½BankCentretown
Bower157JamesCentretown
Bradley140ArthurDalhousie
Braemar171LisgarCentretown
Brentwood221GilmourCentretown
Brock167FlorenceCentretown
Brockton Court129CatherineCentretown
Bromley459-465MetcalfeCentretown
Bronson292BronsonDalhousie
Brunswick280CrichtonNew Edinburgh
Buckingham400CumberlandLowertown
Burg253CrichtonNew Edinburgh
Cairo269SlaterDowntown
Calgarian Section A357FrankCentretown
Calgarian Section B353FrankCentretown
Cameron1210-1216BankOttawa South
Campbell105-107PrestonDalhousie
Carisbrooke216½BankCentretown
Carisbrooke Annex212½BankCentretown
Carleton429DalySandy Hill
Carling114-116CarlingGlebe
Carlrita883Somerset WDalhousie
Carlton Manor210ChapelSandy Hill
Carlyle46CarlyleOttawa South
Carman185StewartSandy Hill
Carmen140FrielLowertown
Cartier117-119CooperCentretown
Catherine227CatherineCentretown
Cavendish260Laurier ESandy Hill
Cayer80DukeDalhousie
Central368-370SlaterDowntown
Chalmers335CooperCentretown
Chamberlain Manor333MetcalfeCentretown
Chapel Court309-311DalySandy Hill
Charbonneau218DalhousieLowertown
Charles169BroadDalhousie
Charlotte106CharlotteLowertown
Chateau781Somerset WDalhousie
Chateauguay95GloucesterCentretown
Chattan171FrankCentretown
Churchill327CambridgeDalhousie
Churchill Annex329-331CambridgeDalhousie
Churchill127CatherineCentretown
Churchill275FrielSandy Hill
Clairemount60CobourgLowertown
Clare49½ClarenceLowertown
Clarence110½ClarenceLowertown
Clarendon5FlorenceCentretown
Clarey26ClareyGlebe
Clark201MacLarenCentretown
Clayton416Laurier WDowntown
Clemow Court325ClemowGlebe
Cleveland345Laurier WDowntown
Clifford344GladstoneCentretown
Cliffview68BronsonDalhousie
Clifton591O'ConnorGlebe
Clovelly Court199ChapelSandy Hill
Cobourg124CobourgLowertown
Colonial179CobourgSandy Hill
Columbia106ArmstrongHintonburg
Commodore428RideauSandy Hill
Condon544RideauSandy Hill
Congress172MacLarenCentretown
Connaught455BessererSandy Hill
Connor Court250O'ConnorCentretown
Coplan Court430DalySandy Hill
Corona253DalySandy Hill
Coronation260½DalhousieLowertown
Cosy Court465McLeodCentretown
Courtland Arms225KentCentretown
Cowan47CameronOttawa South
Creighton245CrichtonNew Edinburgh
Crescent53PrimroseDalhousie
Crofton265QueenDowntown
Crown376ElginCentretown
Cumberland412CumberlandLowertown
Cundell58HasteySandy Hill
Curtis98O'ConnorDowntown
Dagenais46NelsonLowertown
Dalhousie281DalhousieLowertown
Damon551AlbertDowntown
Davidson518MacLarenCentretown
Davidson Place571WellingtonDalhousie
Delta178DalySandy Hill
Derby Court352GilmourCentretown
Derling Court136-138SlaterDowntown
Desmonde214GloucesterCentretown
de Valois178ClarenceLowertown
Des Vere489CooperCentretown
Devon86GloucesterCentretown
Devonshire285Laurier WDowntown
Dorchester220WaverleyCentretown
Doric185½RideauLowertown
Dorwick201 & 207BessererSandy Hill
Douglas552GilmourCentretown
Douglas139StewartSandy Hill
Dresden222ElginCentretown
Driveway108The DrivewayCentretown
Dubois48DalySandy Hill
Duke347-351GladstoneCentretown
Duncannon216MetcalfeCentretown
Dundee381KentCentretown
Dundonald587MacLarenCentretown
Dunne305GloucesterCentretown
Dunne Annex217LyonCentretown
Earlscourt383-385AlbertDowntown
Edgar800½BankGlebe
Edgar225St. PatrickLowertown
Edmond453LewisCentretown
Edward326LyonCentretown
Eileen468ClarenceLowertown
Eleancourt359GilmourCentretown
Elgin370ElginCentretown
Elinora210Somerset ESandy Hill
Elinore179BankDowntown
Ellen O110NepeanCentretown
Ellsworth366FrankCentretown
Elm200FrielLowertown
Elmscourt189Laurier ESandy Hill
Elmsdale Court1270WellingtonWellington West
Eloise108MurrayLowertown
Elsona60FirstGlebe
Empire507BessererSandy Hill
Erindale173CooperCentretown
Ermac135ConcordOttawa East
Errol202AGloucesterCentretown
Esther122CobourgLowertown
Etta180AugustaSandy Hill
Evelyn231-233ArgyleCentretown
Excello475Somerset WCentretown
Fairmont Court60FairmontHintonburg
Fermoy304CumberlandLowertown
Ferncourt376MacLarenCentretown
Fifth Avenue344FifthGlebe
Fleur-de-Lys209FrielLowertown
Florence221FlorenceCentretown
Foch33College AvSandy Hill
Foster Hall329KentCentretown
Francis424LisgarCentretown
Franklin318Laurier WDowntown
Frontenac840Somerset WDalhousie
Gainsborough285-289MetcalfeCentretown
Gartmore84CarlingGlebe
Gaulin307DalhousieLowertown
George49RoseLowertown
Gervais380MurrayLowertown
Gilbert293LisgarCentretown
Gilbert180ClarenceLowertown
Gilmour225GilmourCentretown
Glademore221GladstoneCentretown
Gladstone309GladstoneCentretown
Gladstone374GladstoneCentretown
Glenarvon Hall236LisgarCentretown
Glen Eagle Court328ClemowGlebe
Glenholme168FirstGlebe
Glenwood67DalySandy Hill
Gloucester140GloucesterCentretown
Gloucester150RideauSandy Hill
Goldwyn1230WellingtonHintonburg
Gordon203FifthGlebe
Goulburn177GoulburnSandy Hill
Graham Chambers206Laurier WDowntown
Grant132St. PatrickLowertown
Grayce352GladstoneCentretown
Graziadeis58ParentLowertown
Grenville147FifthGlebe
Grenville444CumberlandSandy Hill
Grenville Annex149FifthGlebe
Greylock445-447Somerset WCentretown
Greystone136BayDowntown
Grimsby260Somerset WCentretown
Grosvenor416Somerset WCentretown
Guigues90GuiguesLowertown
Hammond707AlbertDalhousie
Hampton377GladstoneCentretown
Harlem143NepeanCentretown
Harman279½ElginCentretown
Harvey430MacLarenCentretown
Havey153-155NepeanCentretown
Havey161-163NepeanCentretown
Hawthorne96HawthorneOttawa East
Heather303CambridgeDalhousie
Helena125GlenoraOttawa East
Helena231WaverleyCentretown
Hillcrest316BessererSandy Hill
Hillendale575Laurier WDowntown
Hillview352BellDalhousie
Himsworth81Somerset WCentretown
Holbrook404-406ElginCentretown
Hollywood233NepeanCentretown
Holmdene465Somerset WCentretown
Holmheigh66FifthGlebe
Hopeworth170Laurier ESandy Hill
Hunter126AlbertDowntown
Hyldamac474CooperCentretown
Ida15OsgoodeSandy Hill
Imperial273SlaterDowntown
Intercolonial Court253-257YorkLowertown
Inverness30FourthGlebe
Iona122-124SecondGlebe
Iona Mansions1127WellingtonHintonburg
Iroquois152FirstGlebe
Irving114IrvingHintonburg
Ivanhoe320WaverleyCentretown
James Court250CooperCentretown
Jarvis591MacLarenCentretown
Jewel550O'ConnorGlebe
Jock142-146PrimroseDalhousie
Joycelyn1102Somerset WHintonburg
Julien134GuiguesLowertown
Kealey17McDougalSandy Hill
Keefer121KeeferNew Edinburgh
Kelso53MacLarenCentretown
Kelvin311LisgarCentretown
Kemball141PrestonDalhousie
Kemnay221QueenDowntown
Kenilworth200ElginCentretown
Kenmore90-92MarlboroughSandy Hill
Kenneway293Somerset WCentretown
Kenniston341-359ElginCentretown
Kenniston200WaverleyCentretown
Kent House293KentCentretown
Kentbrook151GloucesterCentretown
Kenwood155O'ConnorCentretown
Kert433BessererSandy Hill
Kertstone Court195CooperCentretown
Killarney367StewartSandy Hill
Kincora130MacLarenCentretown
King232CooperCentretown
King Edward135King EdwardLowertown
King's Arms305-307Laurier ESandy Hill
Kingsbury396LisgarCentretown
Kingston256BankCentretown
Kingsway160LyonDowntown
Kitchener198O'ConnorCentretown
Lady Hamilton151NelsonLowertown
Lafontaine503CumberlandSandy Hill
Lakeview346FifthGlebe
Lancaster342FrankCentretown
Landreville24McDougalSandy Hill
Langemarck541RideauLowertown
Lansdowne38MonkGlebe
La Salle252FrankCentretown
Laurentian71SpadinaHintonburg
Laurier Avenue455Laurier WDowntown
Laurin294WaverleyCentretown
Laval Court32IrvingHintonburg
LeBel33HeneyLowertown
LeBel Annex35HeneyLowertown
Le Breton21LeBretonDalhousie
Le Breton121LeBretonDalhousie
Lecours101ParentLowertown
Leinster26GloucesterCentretown
Lemay175DalhousieLowertown
Lenore114CambridgeDalhousie
Leonard10LeonardOttawa South
Lincoln356RideauSandy Hill
Linden503King EdwardSandy Hill
Linton271Laurier ESandy Hill
Lionel542RideauSandy Hill
Lisgar227BankCentretown
Littlecot188StewartSandy Hill
Livingstone280CarlingGlebe
Loblaw1113BankOttawa South
Lochmore419-423ThirdGlebe
Lois287Somerset ESandy Hill
London Arms151MetcalfeCentretown
Lord Amherst38-40NepeanCentretown
Lord Nelson157NelsonLowertown
Loretta96CharlotteLowertown
Lorne233WaverleyCentretown
Lorraine28GilmourCentretown
Lorraine54SpadinaHintonburg
Louvain120RochesterDalhousie
Lucerne207CharlotteSandy Hill
Lynwood395ChapelSandy Hill
MacDonald107MetcalfeDowntown
Mackay99CathcartLowertown
MacKenzie191-193McLeodCentretown
MacLaren52MacLarenCentretown
MacLaren171MacLarenCentretown
Maclyn88NepeanCentretown
Mae677Somerset WDalhousie
Major175-179WilbrodSandy Hill
Major Hill431SussexLowertown
Manchester278WilbrodSandy Hill
Manoir Champlain125SussexLowertown
Maple Court534King EdwardSandy Hill
Maplevere173FlorenceCentretown
Marlborough34-36CooperCentretown
Marlborough110MarlboroughSandy Hill
Martin230BessererSandy Hill
Mary459MacLarenCentretown
Marymont101-103WaverleyCentretown
Maurice183WaverleyCentretown
Mavis184OsgoodeSandy Hill
Mayfair260MetcalfeCentretown
Maymar77FlorenceCentretown
Maymont86EmpressDalhousie
Maytime408SunnysideOttawa South
McClintock220WurtembergSandy Hill
McCord374-380Somerset WCentretown
McCormick54Somerset WCentretown
McCullough8TormeyLowertown
McIntosh305WaverleyCentretown
McKay Court350McKayNew Edinburgh
McKegg Court334BronsonDalhousie
McKinley489CooperCentretown
McLennan85NepeanCentretown
Merton169Laurier WDowntown
Metcalfe81MetcalfeDowntown
Minto342McKayNew Edinburgh
Molot20HeneyLowertown
Mons834BankGlebe
Montcalm215FrielLowertown
Montrose358LisgarCentretown
Moreta480RideauSandy Hill
Mount Sherwood414½ArlingtonDalhousie
Mount Sherwood438CambridgeDalhousie
Namur117ChapelLowertown
Nepean Court255NepeanCentretown
Nerbank360GladstoneCentretown
New Ross204Laurier ESandy Hill
Nicholas393NelsonSandy Hill
Norman Court201CooperCentretown
Normandie485King EdwardSandy Hill
North York209YorkLowertown
Nottingham Court351FrielSandy Hill
Oak Hill Lodge480Oak Hill RoadRockcliffe Park
Oakland1119BankOttawa South
Oliver170SecondGlebe
O'Neill414SlaterDowntown
Osgoode79GoulburnSandy Hill
Osnabruck514BayCentretown
Ossington1192BankOttawa South
Ottawa901Somerset WDalhousie
Pacific Hotel173BroadDalhousie
Palace Court407ElginCentretown
Parkdale390-392ElginCentretown
Park Square425ElginCentretown
Parkview126CobourgLowertown
Parkview143EchoOttawa East
Parma Hall295FrankCentretown
Peerless72MetcalfeDowntown
Percival55-59Laurier ESandy Hill
Percival1-3PercyCentretown
Phillip278CrichtonNew Edinburgh
Pleydell360SlaterDowntown
Poirier160St. PatrickLowertown
Powell691BankGlebe
Powell215GilmourCentretown
Premier117O'ConnorDowntown
Preston219RideauLowertown
Pretoria217PretoriaGlebe
Pretoria575BankGlebe
Primrose787Somerset WDalhousie
Prince Albert2TormeyLowertown
Prince Arthur718Somerset WDalhousie
Prince of Wales474ElginCentretown
Prince Rupert585O'ConnorGlebe
Putnam360-364LisgarCentretown
Queen255DalySandy Hill
Queen Elizabeth201MetcalfeCentretown
Queen Mary413ElginCentretown
Quinn74ThirdGlebe
Quyon376DalhousieLowertown
Racine165DalhousieLowertown
Racine Annex125BruyereLowertown
Radmore43FlorenceCentretown
Raeburn Court421LisgarCentretown
Ranger175BroadDalhousie
Rawdon158BankDowntown
Regal A290BoothDalhousie
Regal B807Somerset WDalhousie
Regal C811Somerset WDalhousie
Regent322CooperCentretown
Regent Court33RegentGlebe
Regina205CharlotteSandy Hill
Rheaume218CumberlandLowertown
Rialto415BankCentretown
Richelieu364ChapelSandy Hill
Richmond470AlbertDowntown
Rideau425DalySandy Hill
Ritz Carlton97DalySandy Hill
Ritzmore400FrielSandy Hill
Riverside21FentimanOttawa South
Roberta Court180CooperCentretown
Rochdale320CooperCentretown
Rochester35RochesterDalhousie
Rockminster192MacLarenCentretown
Rockwood22RockwoodLowertown
Rocque48BruyereLowertown
Romaleen20NepeanCentretown
Ronita93RochesterDalhousie
Rose121NepeanCentretown
Roseberry1RoseberryGlebe
Rosedale100HawthorneOttawa East
Roseleigh75ThirdGlebe
Rosemill254RideauSandy Hill
Rosemount165Laurier ESandy Hill
Rosetta779½BankGlebe
Ross468ElginCentretown
Rothesay135NepeanCentretown
Rothesay172O'ConnorCentretown
Roxborough89Laurier WDowntown
Royal257DalySandy Hill
Royal286LeBretonDalhousie
Royal Arms235CharlotteSandy Hill
Royal Court405ElginCentretown
Royal York180LisgarCentretown
Royce112WaverleyCentretown
Ruskin479CooperCentretown
Rutland264LisgarCentretown
Ryan139PrestonDalhousie
Sagamore382GladstoneCentretown
St. Cadoc218WaverleyCentretown
St. Jean41MainOttawa East
St. Regis183Somerset WCentretown
Saslove8ChapelLowertown
Scarborough579LisgarCentretown
Scobie203GladstoneCentretown
Selkirk46MacLarenCentretown
Selton288NelsonSandy Hill
Seymour360FrielSandy Hill
Shefford300CooperCentretown
Shelbourne196JamesCentretown
Shirland21FlorenceCentretown
Shirley Court82FrielLowertown
Shorncliffe384MacLarenCentretown
Sidenham234CharlotteSandy Hill
Slater374-378SlaterDowntown
Sorrento315FrankCentretown
Spadina63-65SpadinaHintonburg
Springfield2BeechwoodEastview
Standish258ElginCentretown
Stanford246GilmourCentretown
Stanley281Laurier ESandy Hill
Stanley190StanleyNew Edinburgh
Stanwix404DalySandy Hill
Stevens300Somerset WCentretown
Stewart248StewartSandy Hill
Stewarton521 & 527BankCentretown
Stonehall214MetcalfeCentretown
Stratford318CooperCentretown
Strathcona404Laurier ESandy Hill
Strathcona148GoulburnSandy Hill
Strathcona Block310Somerset ESandy Hill
Sula263-265SlaterDowntown
Sunny Court228FifthGlebe
Sunset Court921BronsonGlebe
Surrey137SecondGlebe
Sussex461SussexLowertown
Sutherland216CooperCentretown
Sweetland2SweetlandSandy Hill
Taillefer47HeneyLowertown
Tate28RoseberryGlebe
Temple Court186WaverleyCentretown
Tetbury389CooperCentretown
Theresa261FifthGlebe
Tillie1070WellingtonHintonburg
Tormey Apartments and Annex179Laurier ESandy Hill
Towner111ArlingtonCentretown
Tracy238GilmourCentretown
Trafalgar House29CartierCentretown
Trafalgar335MetcalfeCentretown
Traymore362FrielSandy Hill
Trianon275Laurier ESandy Hill
Trio32MacLarenCentretown
Troy424BankCentretown
Tweedsmuir475King EdwardSandy Hill
Union St-Joseph du Canada325DalhousieLowertown
Val Carier61CartierCentretown
Valin433-435SussexLowertown
Valmar25ClarenceLowertown
Venn69-71 ElmDalhousie
Verdun589½BankGlebe
Victoria250FrankCentretown
Victory20CharlotteLowertown
Viking129ConcordOttawa East
Vimy244CharlotteSandy Hill
Vimy Annex489WilbrodSandy Hill
Vinton63OsgoodeSandy Hill
Virginia213FrankCentretown
Waldemar290GloucesterCentretown
Waldemar114Somerset WCentretown
Waldo200Laurier ESandy Hill
Waldron408SlaterDowntown
Wallace417ElginCentretown
Walsh555Somerset WCentretown
Walton205O'ConnorCentretown
Wanita152GoulburnSandy Hill
Warren515Laurier WDowntown
Warrington415ElginCentretown
Warwick169BankDowntown
Washington275DalhousieLowertown
Waterbury509RideauLowertown
Waterton408AlbertDowntown
Waverly216WaverleyCentretown
Wayne22-24St. FrancisHintonburg
Weldon Court424Laurier WDowntown
Welland344FrankCentretown
Wellington Court633WellingtonDalhousie
Welwyn414AlbertDowntown
Wembley201O'ConnorCentretown
Wentworth202ElginCentretown
Western118RochesterDalhousie
Westminster150MetcalfeCentretown
Westwood298ArlingtonCentretown
Whitehall655RideauLowertown
Wilbrod302WilbrodSandy Hill
Willcourt81ImperialGlebe
Williams651CumberlandSandy Hill
Willingdon265Laurier ESandy Hill
Winchester324O'ConnorCentretown
Windermere206BronsonDalhousie
Windsor30WindsorOttawa South
Windsor Arms150ArgyleCentretown
Windsor366Laurier ESandy Hill
Winona508BessererSandy Hill
Winsome353LyonCentretown
Winston110GloucesterCentretown
Worthing154ChapelLowertown
Wright Court698BronsonDalhousie
Wurtemburg120WurtembergLowertown
Wycliffe361WilbrodSandy Hill
Wyndham200StewartSandy Hill
York328OsgoodeSandy Hill
399AlbertDowntown
401AlbertDowntown
403AlbertDowntown
485AlbertDowntown
488AlbertDowntown
504AlbertDowntown
525AlbertDowntown
252ArgyleCentretown
72ArlingtonCentretown
270ArlingtonCentretown
103BankDowntown
142BankDowntown
180½BankDowntown
931BankGlebe
242BayCentretown
75BeechwoodNew Edinburgh
265BoothDalhousie
155BroadDalhousie
99BronsonDowntown
100BronsonDalhousie
197BronsonCentretown
865BronsonGlebe
99CarlingGlebe
25CartierCentretown
30CartierCentretown
63CartierCentretown
105ClarenceLowertown
21CooperCentretown
160CooperCentretown
170CooperCentretown
224CooperCentretown
359CooperCentretown
373CooperCentretown
89DalySandy Hill
115DalySandy Hill
209DalySandy Hill
344DalySandy Hill
37EcclesDalhousie
72-74-76-78FifthGlebe
292FrankCentretown
306FrankCentretown
309FrankCentretown
524GladstoneCentretown
526GladstoneCentretown
15HillDalhousie
526King EdwardSandy Hill
202Laurier WDowntown
557Laurier WDowntown
576Laurier WDowntown
252LisgarCentretown
217MacLarenCentretown
222MarierEastview
19McDougalSandy Hill
100MetcalfeDowntown
120MurrayLowertown
36NepeanCentretown
123NepeanCentretown
174NepeanCentretown
274O'ConnorCentretown
281O'ConnorCentretown
181PrestonDalhousie
31RegentGlebe
172RideauSandy Hill
279St. AndrewLowertown
348-350St. AndrewLowertown
156St. PatrickLowertown
635St. PatrickLowertown
637St. PatrickLowertown
661St. PatrickLowertown
114SlaterDowntown
135SlaterDowntown
211SlaterDowntown
467SlaterDowntown
327Somerset ESandy Hill
329-331Somerset ESandy Hill
185Somerset WCentretown
425Somerset WCentretown
471Somerset WCentretown
887Somerset WDalhousie
31SpadinaHintonburg
63SpruceDalhousie
42StanleyNew Edinburgh
98StewartSandy Hill
140StewartSandy Hill
327SussexLowertown
59ThirdGlebe
284WellingtonDowntown
959WellingtonHintonburg
209WilbrodSandy Hill
305WilbrodSandy Hill
474WilbrodSandy Hill
96WurtembergLowertown

Notes   [ + ]

1. Defined by Gloucester (N), Bronson (W), Rideau Canal (E), Queensway (S). I plan to later break it down into Centretown “proper”, Golden Triangle, and the eastern portion of Chinatown.
2. Defined by the Ottawa River (N), Bronson (W), Rideau Canal (E), and Laurier (S). This can be broken down to some degree into portions, such as the old Upper Town and Midtown. “Downtown” has been subject to much shifting over the years.
3. Defined by the south side of Rideau (N), Rideau Canal (W), Rideau River (E), and Mann Avenue (S). This will be further divided into Sandy Hill North, Sandy Hill South, and the University of Ottawa.
4. Defined by Ottawa River (N), Rideau Canal/Entry Bay (W), Rideau River (E), north side of Rideau street (S). This will be further divided into The Byward Market, Lowertown West, Lowertown East, and Macdonald Gardens.
5. Defined by Queensway (N), Dow’s Lake (W), Rideau Canal (E & S). This will be further divided into The Glebe and the Glebe Annex (much to my chagrin that west of Bronson didn’t get to create/retain its own identity).
6. Defined by the Rideau Canal (N), Bronson (W), Avenue Road (E), and the Rideau River (S).
7. Defined by Mann Avenue (N), Rideau Canal (W), Rideau River (E), and Avenue Road/Rideau River (S).
8. Defined by the borders of the former City of Vanier.
9. This one’s defined a little fuzzier, but it’s roughly in line with the Dalhousie Community Association. Roughly, Ottawa River (N), O-Train Tracks (W), Bronson (E), and Carling (W). I intend to further divide into something along the lines of LeBreton Flats, Little Italy, Nanny Goat Hill, Chinatown, and Mount Sherwood. This will likely change when it happens though.
10. Defined by Ottawa River (N), Holland Avenue (W), O-Train Tracks (E), and the Queensway (S). This will be further divided into Hintonburg and Mechanicsville.
11. Defined as by Ottawa River (N), Island Park Drive (W), Holland Avenue (E), and the Queensway (S). This one’s also somewhat fuzzy, it did not experience much apartment construction until after the Second World War, so refinements will come later.
12. Defined by the Ottawa River (N), Rideau River (W), Lisgar Road/Maple/Acacia (E), and the north side of Beechwood Avenue (S).
13. Defined by the borders of the former Village of Rockcliffe Park.

2 Replies to “Ottawa’s Apartments, 1945”

  1. I like the picture. I lived there for 15 years. In 1974 a one bedroom was renting for $165 a month. I still like the area even though it has changed with larger and taller buildings.

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